Workshop | Safety in Indoor Settings
Health & Comfort
|Date||Monday May 23|
|Time||10:30 - 12:30|
|Theme||Health & Comfort|
With a focus on Safety in Indoor Settings during or after pandemics, the Halton Workshop introduces new research initiatives and solutions designed for improving occupants’ Safety, Health and Comfort in hospitals, offices, and restaurants and for addressing the challenges with upgrading or designing safe HVAC systems.
Halton has invited Professor Piia Sormunen (University of Tampere, Finland), who oversees the E3 project (Excellence in Pandemic Response and Enterprise Solutions Co-Innovation), to share insights on methods of preventing viral infectious diseases indoors to maintain a viable society during pandemics.
Healthcare workers are at high risk of exposure to airborne infections and other occupational health risks in their daily work with patients. Introducing special airflow solutions to hospitals is challenging if they impact work practices of HCW. Examples of indoor environmental solutions for HCW and patient safety, designed for user convenience and flexibility, are discussed as well as study results of exposure in offices.
One of the most important steps directly contributing to a Safe Return to restaurants in pandemic situations, is designing the HVAC system to reduce airborne infection. Halton presents a solution for minimizing the spread of airborne contaminants by utilizing displacement ventilation in combination with local exhaust in kitchens.
|Kamal Moumen||Panu Mustakallio|